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World War II

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1944
World War II - POW
Branch of Service: Air Force
Company/Division: 30th Bomber Squadron, 19th Bomber Group, Heavy
Date of Capture: October 24, 1944

Died while in POW status. Killed aboard a Japanese ship when it was hit by torpedoes in the South China Sea. 

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1944
World War II - MIA
Branch of Service: Navy
Company/Division: United States Navy
Date of Disappearance: October 24, 1944

Died while in MIA status.

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1944
World War II - MIA
Branch of Service: Navy
Company/Division: United States Naval Reserve
Date of Disappearance: October 24, 1944

Died while in MIA status off of Leyte, when a ship exploded near a cruiser on which he was stationed.

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1944
Goodrich, ND
World War II - POW
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 194th Tank Battalion
Date of Capture: October 24, 1944 / Age: 25

Died while in POW status on the Japanese ship "Arisan Maru", when it was sunk by an American submarine in the South China Sea. There were 1,803 POWs on the ship, only 9 of which survived the sinking.

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1944
Dickinson, ND
World War II - POW
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 59th Coast Artillery Regiment
Date of Capture: October 24, 1944 / Age: 29

Died while in POW status after being assigned to the 59th Coast Artillery Regiment charged with harbor defenses of Manila and Subic Bays. The 59th Regiment manned the seacoast artillery on Corregidor Island.

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1944
Grand Forks, ND
World War II - MIA
Branch of Service: Navy
Company/Division: United States Naval Reserve
Date of Disappearance: October 24, 1944

Killed in action off of Leyte when a ship exploded near the cruiser he was stationed on. Buried at sea.

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1944
Casselton, ND
World War II - MIA
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: Quartermaster Corps
Date of Disappearance: October 24, 1944 / Age: 27

Died while in MIA status. Body was not recovered.

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1944
Regent, ND
World War II - POW
Branch of Service: Navy
Company/Division: United States Navy
Date of Capture: October 24, 1944 / Age: 26

Died while in a POW camp.

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1944
World War II - MIA
Branch of Service: Navy
Company/Division: United States Navy
Date of Disappearance: October 24, 1944 / Age: 23

Died while in MIA status - buried at sea.

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1944
Minot, ND
World War II - MIA
Branch of Service: Navy
Company/Division: United States Naval Reserve
Date of Disappearance: October 24, 1944

Died while in MIA status - buried at sea.

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